BU-CTSI Offering Free Research Consults

June 8th, 2016 in Announcements, Featured, Research.

The Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute (BU-CTSI) offers consultations through the Clinical Research Informatics and Technology Consultation (CRITC) Service for BU/BMC researchers. The CRITIC consultations help researchers identify, develop and implement the effective and efficient use of information technology and informatics in their clinical studies. Free 1-hour One-on-One Consultations Are Available Contact Christopher Shanahan, MD, MPH, More

BUMC Public Safety Awards Ceremony

June 8th, 2016 in Featured.

Watch the video! The BUMC Department of Public Safety recognized 40 members of the department for their exemplary service Tuesday, June 7. Approximately 175 family and friends of the honorees and BUMC/BMC faculty and staff attended the ceremony. Norwood Chief of Police Bill Brooks delivered the keynote address. Jeffrey W. Hutter, DMD, MEd, Dean and Spencer N. More

CTE Investigators Launch $16 Million Study

June 3rd, 2016 in Featured.

A former football player describes brain disease symptoms and angst Tim Fox, the 62-year-old former New England Patriots safety, was describing to a room full of brain scientists at the Boston University School of Medicine (MED) the ferocious style of play that he’d been trained in from an early age, one that had led to countless... More

Pilot Grant Program Seeks Applicants

June 2nd, 2016 in Announcements, Featured, Research.

The Center for Implementation and Improvement Sciences (CIIS) seeks pilot projects that will improve the processes and outcomes of health care delivery. More

Lynne Stevens Memorial Addresses Human Trafficking and Health Care

June 2nd, 2016 in Featured.

On May 24 the Department of Family Medicine hosted the Seventh Annual Lynne Stevens Memorial Lecture, delivered by Elaine Alpert, MD, MPH, a scholar in family violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking at the University of British Columbia (UBC) who consults internationally on education, policy, public health and prevention. During the lecture Alpert described the scope, More

NEIDL Ventilation Monitoring Was Temporarily Halted

June 1st, 2016 in Featured, Research.

March malfunction posed no public health threat   A malfunctioning network switch at BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) resulted in a shutdown of parts of the lab’s ventilation monitoring system for eight hours on March 21. The malfunction impeded the flow of air out of the Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) and Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4) labs. More

11th Annual McCahan Day Inspires, Innovates BUMC Educators

May 26th, 2016 in Featured.

On Thursday, May 25, more than 100 faculty, staff, residents and students attended the 11th Annual John McCahan Medical Education Day on the BU Medical Campus, an interactive event that aims to showcase the wide variety of educational innovations and research activities taking place on campus. Named after John McCahan, MD, former associate dean for Academic... More

May 30 Memorial Day Parking and Transportation Services

May 25th, 2016 in Featured.

Parking and Transportation Services for Memorial Day observed on Monday, May 30 Shuttle Services NO SHUTTLE SERVICES including the HealthNet service and Boston University Shuttle (BUS). Parking All parking facilities will be open. 610 Albany Street garage monthly parkers may park in the 710 Albany Street or Doctors Office Building (DOB) garages. All valid 610 Albany Street garage access will be... More

BioScience Academy Receives Additional Funding

May 18th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Boston University’s BioScience Academy has received nearly $100K to train unemployed and/or underemployed Massachusetts residents with additional skills for jobs in life sciences. This award is part of more than $2 million in grants from the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund (WCTF) that supports regional partnerships between businesses, educational institutions, community-based organizations and workforce development groups. The... More

Capitalizing on a Teachable Moment Motivates Parents of Kids with Asthma to Quit Smoking

May 17th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

First Study to Prospectively Test the Effectiveness of a Teachable Moment Parents who smoke are more likely to quit smoking after receiving motivational smoking cessation counseling following a “teachable moment” (TM) such as witnessing their child experience an asthma attack. The study, which appears in the journal Addiction, also found that in-home counseling visits, including feedback on... More